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Wit gaitu Syrian.
AUGUST 21. 16S1
With every big circus come side
shows. The political side show this
year is the nomination of prohibition
candidates for the presidency, Messrs.
St. John and DanieL Doubtless
these are good men and sincere, but
it is not given to the ordinary mind
to understand what will be effected
by their candidacy.
Granting for the sake of argument
that prohibition is all that its adher
ents claim it to be, it is plain that
nothing can be effected at this time
by agitating prohibition, for the sim
ple reason that the result of the elec
tion for a president and members of
congress can have no immediate bear
ing upon the subject. To procure
prohibition through the general gov
ernment would require the election of
a congress that would submit an
amendment to the constitution of
the United States prohibiting the
manufacture and sale of intoxicants
and, after to make that amendment
a part of the supreme law of the land
its ratification by the legislatures
of three-fourths of the states. This
would require a half a century to
bring about, and thus make its ac
complishment impossible. The length
of time necessary to accomplish any
thing in this way would discourage
nine out of ten of these desiring the
reform, and it would bo abandoned
almost as soon as commenced.
The introduction of the question
into national politics is not the way,
for two reasens: First, it would re
quire a fight covering 50 years before
any result could bo reached, and sec
ond, no result is possible when it is
complicated with other issues.
Let it be borne in mind that there
are other issues of great and vital im
portance which properly belong to
national politics, the consideration
of which prevents any concert of ac
tion on the part of prohibitionists
this year. There is the tariff issue,
there is the right of the freedmen to
vote, there is civil service reform,
there is a decent and economical ad
ministration of the government, there
is foreign policy all these are ques
tions which the administrative and
legislative branches of the general
government have in their hands, and
on these questions the prohibition
ists are divided, even more than the
manufacturers aud consumers of liq
uor. In a presidential year it is un
wise to inject prohibition into the
canvass. It only belittles prohibition,
and makes future efforts in that di
One of the curious facts brought
out by the census of 1880 was the in
creasing ratio of males to females in
the United States as a whole. In
1870 thfviativ-femaleswere in excess
of the males to the number of 17,598;
in 1880 the native males exceeded the
native females 300.G63. In the same
period the excess of foreign-born
males had increased from 416,657 to
581,189. This means that among the
foreign-born population there were in
1860 117 males to 100 females, and in
1880 slightly more than 119 to 100
females; while whereas in 1870 there
were in the country more than 1,001
native born females for 1,000 males,
there were in 18S0 about 1,014 males
to every 1,000 females. The chart
published by the bureau of educa
tion brings this out very fully, show
ing that not only did the excess of
males over females increase during
the decade in those states in which
males aro in excess, but that in most
of those states which have a prepon
derance of females the difference in
numbers was diminished during the
same period by the increase of the
males. Thus the excess of white fe
males over white males diminished in
North Carolina from 27,000 to 17,000;
in South Carolina from 8,000 to
6,000; in Georgia from 17,000 to
9,000, and in Alabama from 11,-
000 to 7,000. Tennessee converted
during the decade an excess of
3,000 females into one of 4,000 males,
Some of the states and territories
which most largely increased their
excess of white males were Colorado
(10,000 to 63,000), Texas, (29,000 to 84,
000), Dakota (4,000 to 29,000), Kansas
(40,000 to 76,000), Nebraska (18,000 to
46,000) and Arizona (4,000 to 14,000
Utah, spite of Mbrmonism, has an in
creasing excess of males, which, if it
continues, will in time put a practical
end to polygamy. In Pennsylvania
the excess of white females over
white males has increased, as it has
also in New York, Connecticut, Mas
sachusetts, Ehode Island and New
German? is still face to face with
the questions asked by the chamber
of commerce at Minden a few years
age: "Has the German empire been
founded for the purpose of driving its
citizens forth into exile?" Last year
200,000 pe'rsons left the Fatherland;
and this year it is estimated that the
number -will be increased by at least
20,000. How long Germany can stand
thiB constant drain of her best and
most productive blood-is one of the
puzzling questions of the century.
So long, however, as she maintains
her present oppressive taxation and
military system, just bo long is the
exodus bound to continue.
Kelly still threatens to sulk out of
the big circus aud help Blaine in. the
A BELiaious exchange, in discuss
ing "The Uheof Eesponsibility," re
marks: The surest way to make
men honest is to make them respon
sible. High pay won't do it. nor
high honors, nor courts and jails.
Uesponsibihty is stronger than either.
lhere is a moral bond in it that takes
hold of a man more than any price
that is paid him or force threatened.
Neither the dread of punishment nor
the certainty of disgrace will do as
much with him. A training under
responsibility puts Borne tough fiber
into a man's character that holds him
in the pinch of temptation. It puts
something into him that is not to be
corrupted and raises him above the
sophism of a commercialconscience.
The prices of lumber at San Fran
cisco are no longer regulated by the
association. Dealers are selling for
the best prices they can get Doubt
less, says the Coast Mail, the move is
one aimed at the small dealers out
side of the association, who are sup
posed to have had a better thing than
the insiders for some time past. The
chances are that there will now be
some squeezing done and that some
of the producers will be squeezed
The number of immigrants arrived
in this country during the year ended
June 30, 18S4, at the prinoipal ports,
was 509,834, being 82,400 less than
during the preceding fiscal year, and
260,5S6 less than during the year
ended June 30, 1882.
Fbank James, the ex-bandit of
Missouri, has become prominent in
politics. If he talks as well as he
shoots his success is assured. No
body but the sheriff can pet ahead of
It is rumored that Eutherford B.
Hayes is concentrating his gigantio
intellect upon the cultivation of crow
for both parties. He finds that poul
try pays almost as well as politics.
A daily mail between New York
and London is a near future possi
bility. It is stated that ex-Postmas
ter James says it is practicable, and
Postmaster-General Gresham favors
Rooms to Let.
X1URN1SHED ROOMS, SINGLE AND
. double, corner Cass and Jefferson (for
merly occupied by Mrs. McClarnahan) :
Temperance drluks for sa'e : half gallon.
fTfHE AMERICAN SHIP ALAMEDA NOW
JL on berth at this port requires twelve or
fourteen men, without advance, at $30 per
iuoiuu irom Asiona 10 uverpooi curecc. Any
one wishing to ship can apply to Capt. Nlck-
eis on Doara me vessel.
TTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
there will be a meeting of the stock
holders of the Odd Fellows' Land and Build
ing Association, in the lodge room of Beaver
ixage jno.33. i. u. v. r., on Saturday. Aug,
3, jbM, ai j r. m. a iuu attendance is re
TS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THEANNU.
A al meeting of Stockholders of the White
Star Packing Co., will be held at the Com
pany's office. Upper Astoria, on Saturday,
August zjra. ai iu ociock a. m., xor uie pur
pose of electing a Board of Directors for the
By order of F. E. WRIGHT.
M. J. MEARA.
FIVE HUNDRED CORDS DRY HEM
Iock Wood, which 1 will dellvor at the
houses of customers for $4 a cord.
Dray Ingot all kinds done at reasonable
raies. k. IC MARION.
A N OLD AND WELL ESTABLISHED
-OL business in one of the best locations in
meaty. Other business the owners only
reason for selling. Tills will bear itive-ttga-tlon
and is a good chance,
The premises will be sold or rented as buy
er may prefer.
Apply at The Astokiax offlc e.
THE TAXPAYERS OF SCHOOL Dis
trict NO. 1. Clatson Countv. Oretrnn. nr
notified that the school tax of said district
tor me year 1881, is now due and payable at
tllft nttlPA Of tll millPKilfrnorl In Actni-lo l"f
egon, and that the same will be deemed de
linquent unless paid within 60 days from the
uaie oi mis nonce. J. o. uuzorth.
Astoria, August 11th, 1681.
TS HEREBY GIVEN TJIAT THE AN'NII
M. al meeting of Stockholders of the I. X. L
Packing Co., will be held at the Company's
ofllce, Upper Astoria, on Saturday, August
30, at 1 o'clock r. ., for the purpose of elect
ing a Board of Directors for the ensuing
By Order of J. OSTROM,
S. ERICKSON. President
Good Building Lots
For Sale at Low Rates.
Apply to LYXA9IC.K1NNEY,
At office of Clatsop Mill Company,
on the Roadway.
Siil Mil Jewelry,
Scarf Pins, Chains, fatclua,
Of every description.
The finest stock of Jewelry la Astoria.
E1J-A11 goods warrantedasrepresented
GUSTAV HANSEN, JEWELER.
THE S. S. "COOS BAY"
503 Tons register, new, fast
sailing Classed A 1.
Is now loading in
SAN FRANCISCO for PORTLAND,
And will sail on, or about
AHjcast 20 from Baa Francisco, and
abat AHgast 3 from Portland,
teKCkiajrat Cees Bay.
Favorable rates of freight and nassaca
will be obtained from the owners, THE
COAST AND RIVER STEAMSHTP TO San
Francisco, or the agents.
WAXBUN, WRIGHT & CO.,
10, Hortlx Front street, Portland.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 21st,
The Greatest of Living Orators.
AIKMISSIOX - - - - : - $1.00
IJHSKRVEI SKATS - . $1.50
The New York Novelty Store.
The Leading House.
THE LARGEST STOCK.
The Finest aM Choicest (Ms.
Carl Ato's Crystal Palace.
Books, Stationary, Fancy Good,
Toys, Baby CariiHsetj.
Solid Gold and Silver Jewelry
Watches and Clooks,
And the largest and finest assortment of
miscellaneous goods north of
Pianos mi Mnsical Instruments.
E5?"AH my goods are guaranteed to be as
represented, and If not satisfactory you will
find me here six months or a year from now
to make ever thing right.
A FIRST-CLASS watch-maker in attend
ance. Ail work guaranteed.
You are cordially Invited to call aud in
spect the handsome new goods Just received.
LOEB & GO.
AGENTS FOR THE
Best San Francisco Houses and
Tumblers Decanters, and All
Kinds of Saloon Supplies.
ESr-AH goods sold at San Francisco Prices.
Opposite Parker House, Astoria, Oregon.
Liverpool and London and Globe.
North British and Mercantile
Of Loudon and Edinburgh.
Old Connecticut of Hartford,
COMMERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA
Fire Insurance Companies,
Representing a Capital of $67,000 OOO.
B. VAN DUSEN. Aeent.
The Gem Saloon.
The Popular Resort for Astorians.
Finest of Wines and Liquors
Go to THE GEM SALOON.
ALEX. CAMPBELL, - - PROPRIETOR
GAPE ANN OILED CLOTHING,
OVERALLS, COATS. HATS,
SHIRTS, GO.M BOOTS, Etc.
And a complete outfit, of Best Quality, and
at the LOWEST PRICE of any Estab
lishment In the city.
P. A. STOKES & GO.
Have opened a New Stock of Al goods In the
store next door to Foard & Stokes, and
To all Customers.
W. E. DEMENT & CO.
ASTORIA, - - OREGON
Carry in Stock,
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, TOILET
Prescriptions carefully Compounded
Carnahan & Go.
I. W. CASE,
IMPORTERS AND WHOLESALE AND
RETAIL DEALERS IN
Corner Chenamus and Cass streets.
ASTORIA - - - OREGON
ONE HOUSE AND LOT IN ALDER
brook. For particulars inquire of
dw TH0ME3 & KNO WLES.
Carpets! Carpets! Carpets!
We beg to call tho attention of the public to our latest importation, direct from
Eastern manufacturers, of tho
LARGEST IN VOICEi OF
Ever offered for sale In thU city, comprising all grades, from the
FINEST BODY BRUSSELS
In the Newest Tints and Shades,
To the lowest priced article In this line "We are determined to cii!ito.e of our stock of
Carpets within the next four weeks, and to that end offer special inducements, precluding
the possibility of Heine Undersold by any ofou- Competitors.
IN THE - -
Furniture and House Furnishing Line
We can show you the very BEST GOOD3 at BOTTOM FIGURES, and shall he pleased
to receive a call for inspection whether you purchase or not.
If W FBICESn
f 3 m8MH $ aM f
par, ., , i. ,.;-. - ,. ,iw
5 iieL " rM
PICTURE FRAMES MOULDINGS, ETC., ETC.
At Greatly Reduced Prices,
And cordinlly invite a call from our friends and the public generally.
Wo intend to become a permanent
noerai snare ot patronage irom the public
ASTORIA FURNITURE CO.,
Cor. Chenamus and Hamilton Sts. H. Du BTJISSON, Manager.
Wheeler & Kipp,
Ploita Gas and Steam Fitters
Warranted, and Estimates Given.
Iron aud tend Pipe, Bath Tubs,
Water Closets, aud Gas
Jobbing Promptly Attended to.
A SPECIALTY Is made of Tap
ping Water Mains and Running
Water Pipes, as We have Supe
or facilities for doing this work.
Corner Squemoqua and Hamilton Streets,
Howe Planing ML
LARGEST AND FINEST
SASH AND DOOR FACTORY
In "Western Oregon.
A Full Stock on Hand and
Made Up to Order.
AND SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.
Sashes, Doors, Windows,
Of Best Material.
Bids Furnished Contractors, Carpenters
All bills due and payable at the end of the
month, unless otherwise agreed upon.
Wm. HOWE, Proprietor.
J. C. TRULLINGER, - - - Proprietor.
MAXUFACTUKKB OF XXD DEALER I2f
All Kinds of Lumber,
ON AND AFTER THIS DATE WILL
sell Lumber andBoxcs at following rates:
All Rough Lumber, (only to special
aereeraent), $10 00
N o. 1 Flooring an d Rustic, (only to spe-
clal agreement) . $20 00
clal agreement)....... -..$16 CO
Mouldings, 10 per cent, cheaper than any
Ffsh Boxes, u cents at mill, Snooks, 12
cents at mill.
T. G. RAWLINGS.
Wholesale and Retail Dealer In
Tropical, Domestic, Green and Dried
.NUTS. CANDIES, DRIED MEATS, ETC.
Flue Cigars atd Tobacco.
Next door to I. J. Arvold'a, Sqmmoqua St.
We take pleasure in announcing, that hav
ing purchased the stock of the late
firm of E. D. Curtis & Co., and
and having made many
New and Attractive Additions'
We now offer for sale the
MOST COMPLETE LINE
fixture iu this place and trust to receive a
GASPERSOH ELECTRIC LAMP.
Burning "With an Unrivaled Brilliancy
Sixty Candle Power
ONE-HALF A GENT AN HOUR
The Finest and Cheapest Light iu Ue.
One Lamp Will Last a Lifetime.
"Wo guarantee all wo say and court in
vestigation. Tills Lamp is fast superseding all old stvle
oil lamps and needs but a trial to prove "its
FOR SALE IN ASTORIA, ONLY.BY
CARNAHAN & CO.,
Having Secured the Services
We are now Prepared to Contract for
ALL KINDS OF BOATS,
In Small or Large Quantities, at
Very Seasonable Bates, all of Our Work
ALL KINDS OFBOAT STOCK AND MA
terlal on hand and will be sold as low
as the lowest. We have also on hand a very
large stock of Sash Doors and Mouldings of
our own manufacture, which we guaiantee
not to be excelled on tho Pacific Coast.
Examine Our Stock, Work
and Prices, and Remem
ber the old !. X. L.
C. H. BAIN & CO.
Cigars, Tobacco and Cigarettes
Meerschaum and Brier Pipes,
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
Revolvers and Cartridge.
CORNER MAIN AND CHENAMUS BT8.
For The Finest Groceries.
For Tlie Freshest Vegetables,
For The Most Complete Assortment,
For Absolute Satisfaction,
In Filling and Delivering All Orders,
Family Grocery and Provision Store,
Corner Benton and Chenamus Streets,
Opposite Custom House
TER apply to the Captain, or to
Exclusive Dry Goods House
Our Stock Is Tie Most Complete, Onr Prices At Bock Bottom
And Our Anxiety To Sell Is Unequaled!
We Are Always at the Top of the Market
And With Us You Will Find
THE LATEST NOVELTIES IN OUR LINE
As Fast As They Appear In Eastern Markets.
WE INVITE INSPECTION OF OUR LATEST IMPORTATION
Ladies and Infants' White Goods, Skirts, Parasols, Silk Mitts, Gloves in
Lisle, Silk and Cotton, Fans, etc., etc.
John A. Montgomery,
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.
A General Assortment of
Magee Stoves and Ranges
The Best In the market.
Plumbing Roods of all kinds oa hand. Job
work done In a workmanlike mamier
PLUMBING, GAS FITTING, AND CANNERY WORK
Attended to Promptly on Reasonable Terms.
Cliennmus Street, Xcxt to C 1. Parker's Store.
THE NEW MODEL
A FULL STOCK
MARTIN OLSEN-& CO.
FURNITURE 5 BEDDING
Corner DIuin and Hquemoqna Streets. Astoria, Oregon.
WINDOW SHADES AND TRIMMKGS; WALL PAPER, ETC.
A Complete Stock.
PRICES AS CHEAP AS QUALITY WILL AFFORD.
AIX KINDS OF FFItfflTCIlE REPAIRED AND VARNISHED.
FOARD & STOKES!
A FULL LINE OF
Just Finished in Rear of Store.
Toys, Fancy Goois, Stationery,
Fresh Fruit Received Daily.
A Full Stock of Smokers Ar.lcles.
NEW GOODS CONSTANTLY ARRIVING.
CHAS. A. MAY,
Chenamus itret, sonth side, one door
from f aw.
Eben P. Parker, Master.
ForTOWLM'.. FREIGHT orCHAR
11. U. PABKEK.
HANGE CAX BE HAD IN AS
TORIA ONLY OF
E. ft. BAWB9,
CAJJ. AND EXAMINE IT. Yul'
WILL BE PLEASED.
K. K. nAWES t3 also agent lor the
M patent Cooking Store
And other first-class Stores.
Furnace Work. SUam Fit
tin Ca. eto.t a p.eialty.
ALWAYS OK HAKD.
THE LATEST STYLES
B. B. FRANKLIN'S,
NEXT DOOR TO ASTORIAN OFFICE.
A very large Stock from which to select.
Window curtains made to order.
E?-JIy patent Trimmer fo cut Wall Paper
will be lound convenient to ray patrons.
Hardware anil Ship CMlerj
A. VAN DUSEN & CO.,
Hardware and Ship Chandlery
Pure OH, Bright Varnish,
Binacle Oil, Cotton Canraf,
Hemp Sail Twine, .
Cotton Sail Twine, . -
Wrought Iron Spike,
Galvanized Cut Nailg,
Faints and OH, ereie., etc,